December 29, 2020
by Kevin Calhoun
Read John 14
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to the Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it,” (John 14:12-14).
Notice the importance of faith in our walk with Jesus. Jesus said, “He who believes in Me.” We come to God by grace through faith in Jesus, and we walk each day by grace through faith in Jesus. We believe Jesus is God’s Son and He is our only means of salvation.
Jesus continues, “He who believes in Me, the works that I do shall he do also.” The promise of prayer is connected to the doing of His works. However, we must understand our works are based upon His strength, not our own ability.
When Jesus said, “whatever you ask in My name, that will I do,” He meant more than closing our prayers with the words, “In Jesus’ name.” To pray in Jesus’ name involves our desire to live in union with Him.
The desired result is found in His statement, “that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” The ultimate aim of everything we do is to glorify our Father in Heaven.
How would you describe your faith in Jesus?
What is your intended desire when you turn to God in prayer?
“Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me and know my anxious thoughts;
And see if there be any hurtful way in me,
And lead me in the everlasting way,” (Psalm 139:23-24).